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ORGANIC MARKET GARDENING

Position: Market Garden Worker
Farm: Aldergrove Organic Farm
Location: Mount Forest, Ontario (with on-farm housing, see below)
Eligiibility: ages 18 - 30

We are a 1.5 acre certified organic market garden growing vegetables and cut flowers for two farmers markets in the Toronto west end. Our farm is located in beautiful Grey County Ontario close to lakes, rivers, hiking trails and a thriving organic farming community. We farm using intensive no till market gardening techniques and grow an extensive variety of high-value crops such as tomatoes, salad greens, annual and perennial cut flowers, legumes, garlic, onions, bunching greens, roots and tubers, seasonal specialties, and much much more. The farm itself is on 75 acres of hilly wild meadows, wetland, hardwood and cedar forests. We keep mixed livestock and a small apiary, though the vast majority of the land is kept as permacultural zone 5 in an effort to nourish local wildlife habitat and promote biodiversity.

We are currently looking for one person or a couple to join our current team of five. Ideal applicant understands and enjoys working outdoors under all weather conditions; is physically fit and able to perform tasks for long periods of time (including lifting heavy bins, repetitive tasks, standing and squatting, walking); learns quickly; follows directions; pays close attention to detail; enjoys working with others and by themselves; is curious with an interest in plant-based food production.

This job would be ideal for, but not limited to, individuals who are ‘into’ farming.

Physical intelligence, strong work ethic and a positive attitude trump prior farm experience.

On-farm accommodation is available in furnished tiny-houses, or bring your own mobile accomodation for $100-$350/mo per person. Includes hot showers, wi-fi, kitchen and access to ground and tools for personal gardens. Unlimited produce is available to staff.

We are currently hiring for the following position: Summer Farm Employee

  • July 1st – September 1st (possible to extend) 2021
  • 7-9hrs/day, 5 consecutive days/week.
  • Starting wage $15/hr.

To apply:

Send us an email to aldrgrv@gmail.com with Subject "Employment 2021" and answer the following:

  1. Your phone number and current address.
  2. Are you between the ages of 18 and 30?
  3. What is your availability in the time frame for the position you are applying for?
  4. Do you have any prior commitments that would bar you from working any days during the season?
  5. How do you like to stay fit?
  6. List farming or any physical labour experience.
  7. Are you available to come to the farm for an interview?
  8. Do you have a current drivers licence (G2 or G)?
  9. Do you have access to a vehicle for the season?
  10. Are you a Canadian citizen?
  11. Do you require on-farm accommodation?
  12. Why do you want to work at Aldergrove?

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Eligible applicants will be asked to schedule an interview at their soonest availability and may be asked to submit a reference letter from a former employer.

Thank you for considering the position and we look forward to hearing from you!

Michael Fraser and Glynis Macleod

We acknowledge that the land on which we farm is the traditional territory of the Annishnaabek Nation: the People of the Three Fires known as Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations. And further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and then Cheppewas of Nawash, now known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 10 2021    ID: 60236